Welcome to the UnFound application form.
Completing this form is the first of a two step application process. We will use the information you supply in this form to check that you are eligible to participate and to create a shortlist.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview on Monday 9 April 2018 to discuss your application in more detail.

Before beginning this application process please ensure you have read the corresponding guidance note
By submitting information via the application form I agree that Co-operatives UK and project partners may use the data provided. Wherever your personal information is be held by us, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure the information that you share with us is protected from unauthorised access or disclosure.

We may use some of the data you give us for research purposes to help inform our research work but only as anonymised statistical information.

We will send you essential information relating to support from the UnFound Programme, but only send you other information if you ‘opt in’ and choose to receive it.

If you would like to discuss how your information is stored and used by Co-operatives UK and our providers and partners in the UnFound programme please contact us.

If you want to know what information we hold on you, you are welcome to contact us.

Organisation Details

Business name *

Lead contact name *

Contact phone *

Address *

Postcode *


Please provide the URL of your company website, if you have one:
Twitter handle

Trade sector *

Current legal form *

Date established with current legal form *

Is your business trading *

Date when the business first became active

If the business has been active for two or more years, please upload a copy of its most recent annual accounts and report. If not available now, you can submit via email at a later date. Copies must be made available prior to the face-to-face interview.

About your business

What is the purpose of your business?

If available, provide your aims, vision and mission statement. (max 250 words)
What are your current governance arrangements

How are you organised (max 200 words)
What is your service or product?

Explain what market research and/or feasibility testing you have conducted to verify your business idea (max 350 words)
What work have you undertaken to develop the technology behind your platform? (max 350 words)

[insert details]
Name three challenges you are facing that you would like to work through as part of the UnFound accelerator programme (max 350 words)

Do you have a business plan?

Eligible groups must share a business plan. If not available now, you can submit via email at a later date. Copies must be made available prior to the face-to-face interview.
Please attach a copy of your most up to date business plan here


How have you raised finance to fund the development of your co-op. Please select all that apply

Finances - additional information

Please provide the source and value of any financial contributions stated above
Your UnFound Team

Have you identified 3 members of your co-op who will participate in the UnFound programme? *

A minimum of one named member must be present at each of the Masterclasses.
Sorry, but you must identify a minimum of three members who are available to participate in the UnFound programme.

Who is involved and what are their roles?

We want to know more about who's involved. Please provide names, current roles and responsibilities and what each team member wants to get out of the programme.
What experience does your team have of working together?

UnFound is looking to work with co-ops who have their basic governance arrangements in situ, however, we will consider newly formed teams if you can demonstrate track record of working in partnership.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. The form will only read 100% complete if you have answered every questions and uploaded files where requested. Please check all the required information is provided before clicking 'submit'

Thank you for your application.

Should you be successful at this stage, you will be invited to a face to face interview on Monday 9 April 2018.

If you have any further questions please contact unfound@uk.coop
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